WHY WE LOVE IT
If you are looking to address a specific condition on your face or body such as acne, sun damage, or premature aging, chemical peels can offer incredible versatility and results! Peels remove the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal and restore a youthful glow to the skin, improving the appearance of sun spots, age spots, rosacea, melasma, post-inflammatory pigmentation (pigmented acne scarring) as well as active acne. Not only does this unveil fresh and healthy skin, it is incredibly customized to ensure your specific needs and concerns are taken into consideration.
After your aesthetic consultation, your Licensed Aesthetician will make recommendations on which Chemical Peel will be of most benefit to you. This will be based on your key areas of concern, the current state of your skin, and days of downtime desired. She will also instruct you on how to properly prep your skin before your peel, as this can lead to significantly better results.
Different acids used in Chemical Peels target different skin conditions. For example, Salicylic Acid is highly effective in killing excess bacteria on skin due to acne, while Lactic Acid is beneficial in targeting and lifting excess pigmentation from sun damage. When applied to the skin, the acid compounds create a chemical reaction on the skin’s surface. The sensation of a chemical peel can range from a slight prickling to a moderate sunburn sensation depending on which peel is being used. This feeling quickly subsides.
Many patients love the way their skin looks immediately after a peel — fresh, dewy, and hydrated! With most chemical peels, flaking and peeling will begin after 2 to 3 days. With some peels, you will not even notice the flaking; for others it can be dramatic! This sloughing of dead cells can continue for up to 10 days depending on which peel is being used. Your Aesthetician will advise you on proper post treatment care during this time. It is important not to pull or pick at shedding skin. Once the peeling process is complete, you’ll enjoy fresh, smooth and vibrant skin for weeks to come! With each subsequent peel, and as your skin naturally turns over from month to month, new and undamaged cells will begin to surface.
Although results may be seen with one Chemical Peel, a series of chemical peels is recommended for optimal results. Treatments take about 30 minutes and can be scheduled 3-4 weeks apart.
If you are a minimalist, a series of chemical peels quarterly, along with sophisticated home care regimen, is a great skin care strategy!
We proudly offer a multitude of facial cosmetic peels varying in strength, ingredients and depth of peeling All of our peels are safe for patients of all skin colors and complexions.